American Legion veterans and local club provide free breakfast

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-American Legion Post 23 in Bowling Green turned into a makeshift fast food restaurant Tuesday morning.

The veteran’s organization, along with the Good Deeds Club came together to set up a drive thru.

“This week, we decided we would work just with the community, and provide food free to anyone in the community that wants to come get it,” said Good Deeds Club member Mary Osborne.

The first 200 drivers were given free sausage biscuits, coffee, doughnuts and even toilet paper.

“It makes me feel good because a bunch of people don’t have food, and it makes me feel good to serve them and give them food,” said Good Deeds Club founder Emorie Osborne.

Volunteers from both organizations spread around the area to alert drivers about the hot breakfast awaiting them.

As the drivers rolled through, commander of American Legion Post 23 Malcolm Cherry called the initiative a great collaboration.

“All of our volunteers have fallen in and all of our sponsors, Shop at Home Carpets, the Good Deeds Club, the Marine Corps League, they’re all here and they’re all helping Thompson’s Catering,” Cherry said.

Mary Osbourne said she and those with the Good Deeds Club hope to continue serving the community during the pandemic.

“We hope we can continue to do it and just add a little hope during this scary time,” Osborne said.

Cherry said the most crucial thing to do during this time is to unite.

“We’re all in this together, and we need to stay together, and everybody needs to help everybody else out if they can,” Cherry said.

The Good Deeds Club and the American Legion will hold another drive-thru this coming Thursday.

It will be held at the Boyce General Store in Alvaton at 11 a.m.